Clement Marot, And Other Studies (volume 1-2)

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byHenry Morley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871. Excerpt: ... FRANCIS A PBISONER. 157 CHAPTER V. Church And Prison. The year is 1525. King Francis is a prisoner in Italy. Clement Marot, aged about twenty-nine, released from his Italian prison, is probably now married. The Duchess d'Alentjon, to whose court he is attached, has just buried her husband. Louise of Savoy, the QueenMother, is regent of France; and great efforts are being made to procure the king's release. The blow dealt to France before Pa via was the immediate cause of new combinations among European states. So great a triumph to the arms of Charles V. gave a new shape to the great political bugbear, Balance of Power. Allied kings, as we have seen, were as careful as enemies to stand each in the other's way, so far as regarded chance of a particular advantage to be gained by one of them without a compensating profit to the other. The success of his arms at Pavia threatened to give Charles the Fifth a great predominance in Europe. Captivity of a sacred king touched royal sympathies to the quick. Not being himself its master, Henry felt that the person of Francis was as sacred as his own. Charles made extravagant demands. Francis could not assent to them, and hoping to succeed better by conferences with his captor, asked to be transferred to Madrid. Thither he was conveyed, and there he arrived in August, after a month's detention on the way in a castle near Valencia; but the emperor relaxed no point in his demands. French Flanders, Picardy, and Burgundy for himself, Provence and Dauphine joined to the Bourbonnais as a kingdom carved out of France for Bourbon, Normandy and Guienne for the king of England. In August, 1525, Henry VIII., in consideration of large money payments, allied himself with France, and gave his aid towards procuring the liberation of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871. Excerpt: ... FRANCIS A PBISONER. 157 CHAPTER V. Church And Prison. The year is 1525. King Francis is a prisoner in Italy. Clement Marot, ag...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217695051

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